ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
EAP 0400 - Intermediate Listening/Speaking II
Instructor: Maria Escott M. Ed.
Office: LA 130
Class Times: Monday & Wednesday 12:30 - 2:10
Place: LA 113
Materials Needed: Oral Communication 3 by Cheryl L. Delk
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Course Description: This course is designed to develop communication, organization, and
pronunciation for effective participation in academic situations. There will be an emphasis
on oral comprehension, asking for clarification, summarizing, vocabulary building, and
listening for main ideas and discrete points. Students will practice speaking with accuracy
and fluency on a variety of social and academic topics. Activities will include small group
Work, class discussions, audio and video presentations, and oral presentations.
Major Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will show improved pronunciation and fluency in spoken English.
2. Students will gain confidence in and improve their listening and speaking skills in both
social and academic situations.
Grading Policy: Grades will be based on attendance, class participation, homework
assignments, oral presentations, quizzes, and two exams (midterm and final). Overall course
grades will be determined as follows:
A 90-100 Oral Presentations 20%
B 80-89 Quizzes. Tests 20%
& Homework 20%
You must pass the course with a "C" or better.
Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected of all students. Students should
be punctual and attend all class meetings. When an illness or other emergencies cause a
student to be absent, he/she should contact the instructor. Unexpected absences totaling
more than four class sessions will be considered excessive absences and may result in the
student being administratively dropped from the course. Each student is responsible for
class work and assignments missed due to absences. Thus, it is suggested that each
student form a "buddy system" to obtain notes and assignments when a class is missed. If
you know hi advance that you will be absent from class, please notify me as soon as
possible at 791- 2509 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Absent students are
expected to come prepared for the next class.
Tardiness: Students are expected to be on time. Three late arrivals equal one absence.
Assignments: All written and oral assignments are due on the due date specified. Late
assignments may be accepted but one letter grade will be taken off for each day the
assignment is late.
If a student cannot take a test or give a presentation on the scheduled date, please contact
the instructor in advance to make other arrangements. Students who are absent on test
dates or presentations, and who do not contact the instructor in advance will not be
allowed to make up the work.
Cheating: Any student observed cheating on exams, group work, assignments, or
plagiarizing materials will be dealt with according to the procedure stipulated in the
student handbook. Punishment may result in a grade of "F" or dismissal from the course.
Learning Support Center: The college provides a Learning Support Center for
individual and group tutoring in a wide variety of courses. Access to computers is also
provided. The center is located in LA 100.
What to Expect: Students will listen to taped and live conversations on a variety of
social and academic topics. Students will use the textbook daily, make several oral
presentations in class, take dictation, participate in small group work and class
discussions, and record and monitor their own progress in speaking English, Some
additional activities will be encouraged outside of class. Students will use audio tapes,
television, videos, radio, and/or other materials to supplement the required textbook.
Students are encouraged to share any holidays observed in their native cultures (please
contact the instructor in advance).
Student Counseling or Tutoring: Students who are having difficulty with any of the coursework are
encouraged to schedule an appointment with the instructor, or the Learning Support Center for additional
Disability Statement: If you wish to receive special accommodations as a student with a documented disability,
please make an appointment with the Learning Specialist, SS 104, 791-2710. If you have a documented hearing loss,
please contact the Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, SS 101, 791-2628 (V/TDD). If you will need assistance
during an emergency classroom evacuation, please contact your campus Learning Specialist immediately about
arrangements for your safety. Office of Services for Students with Disabilities 791-2628 or 791-27'10.
Cultural Diversity: In order to prepare students to be informed and active members of their communities, the
Communications Program values and promotes the study of cultural diversity, and awareness and affirmation on the
importance of similarities and differences among people. This study may include multi-cultural readings, class and
small group discussions, and oral and written assignments.
Emergency Procedures: Fire, alarms and extinguishers are located at the exit doors. If an emergency alarm sounds,
students and faculty should leave the classroom immediately, taking personal belongings with them. Students should
assist handicapped students getting out. The last person should shut the door. Everyone should exit and move at least
ten feet from the building into the south parking lot. No one is to re-enter the building until the all-clear alarm (three
short blasts) sounds.
Supplemental Activities: Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible outside of class.
There will be activities and assignments such as computer lab work or reading groups offered for extra credit (and
enjoyment). Details will be announced in class.
Sexual Offender Statement: Federal and State law requires a person designated as a "sexual predator or offender"
to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE then is required to notify the local
law enforcement agency where the registrant resides, attends or is employed by an institution of higher learning.
Information regarding sexual predators or offenders attending or employed by an institution of higher learning may
be obtained from the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular campus, by calling the FDLE
hotline (1-888-FL-PREDATOR) or (1-888-357-7332), or by visiting the FDLE website at
www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexual predators. If there are questions or concerns regarding personal safety, please contact the
Provost, Associate Provost, Campus Security Office or Site Administrator on your campus.